November 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during November 2019 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Jackie Washington: World of Jackie Washington (Borealis)
John Dee Holeman: Last Pair of Shoes (Music Maker Relief Foundation)
Travis Greene: Broken Record (RCA Inspiration)

Classical, Soundtracks
Margaret Bonds: Ballad of the Brown King (Avie)
Terence Blanchard: Harriet – Original Soundtrack (Backlot Music)
Todd “Speech” Thomas: 16 Bars – Original Soundtrack (Caroline/UMG)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Black Violin: Take the Stairs (Di Versatile Music Group)
Fire From The Gods: American Sun (Eleven Seven)
FKA Twigs: Magdalene (Young Turks)
Jessica Ekomane: Multivocal (Important)
Kilo Kish: mothe Black/Yellow/Orange Swirl (Blacksmith)
Sudan Archives: Athena (Stones Throw)

Gospel, CCM
Chris Wesley and Undignified Praise: Encounter (dig) (Undignified Music)
Donnie McClurkin: A Different Song (RCA Inspiration/Camdon Music)
Eric Waddell: Presents Hour of Power Experience (New Day Ent.)
Neal Roberson: Shout! (Malaco)
Various: No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (Tompkins Square)

Dave Stryker: Eight Track Christmas (Strikezone)
Michael White: The Savior Is Here
Natalie Cole: Holly & Ivy (reissue) (Craft)
Various: Blues Christmas (Putumayo)

Azar Lawrence: Summer Solstice (vinyl reissue) (Jazz Dispensary)
Craig Taborn & Vadim Neselovskyi: Book Beri’ah Vol 11-Da’at (Tzadik)
Darren Barrett: Mr. Steiner (db Studios)
Fostina Dixon: Vertical Alignment
Incognito: Tomorrow’s New Dream (Bluey Music)
Jamael Dean: Black Space Tapes (Stones Throw)
Jon Batiste: Chronology of a Dream: Live at Village Vanguard (Verve)
June Tyson: Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra (Third Man)
Junius Paul: Ism (IARC)
Keith Jarret: Munich 2016 (ECM)
Lafayette Harris, Jr.: You Can’t Lose with the Blues (Savant)
Marcus Elliot Trio: Broken Seeds, Vol. 1 (dig)
Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (Rogueart)
Miles Davis Quintet: Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Box Set) (Craft)
Najee: Center of the Heart (Shanachie)
Patterson Twins: Let Me Be Your Lover (Pias America)
Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band: Listen Up! (Onyx Productions)
T.K. Blue: The Rhythms Continue (JAJA)
Tanya Hall: Say Yes (Blue Canoe)
Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science: Waiting Game (Motéma Music)
The Funky Knuckles: Delicious (Ropeadope)
Tribe: Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014 (Strut)
Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz: Bird at 100 (Smoke Sessions)
William Hooker: Symphonie of Flowers (Org Music)

R&B, Soul
Beverley Knight: BK25 With Leo Green Orchestra (Rhino)
Big Mike & the R&B Kings: This Song’s for You (Red Tint)
Booker T. Jones: Note By Note (Edith Street)
Cautious Clay: Table of Context (Cautious Clay Music)
Dominique Fils Aime: Stay Tuned (Ensoul)
Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around: Complete Imperial & ABC Paramount (box set) (Bear Family)
LuLu Fall: Between Two Worlds (Ropeadope)
Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka (Interscope)
Prince: 1999 (5CD/10LP + DVD deluxe ed.) (Warner)
R.Lum.R: Surfacing (Island)
Society Hill Orchestra: Butch Ingram Presents Philly Classics, Vol. 2 (EMG)
Sondra ‘Blinky’ Williams: Heart Full of Soul Motown Anthology (Real Gone)
Summer Dennis & Rhymes: Second Summer (Rhymes Enterprises)
Summer Walker: Over It (Interscope)
Various: Vertical Alignment (Westbound)
Various: Jack Ashford’s Just Productions (Kent)

Rap, Hip Hop
Apollo Brown: Sincerely, Detroit (Mello Music)
Boosie Badazz: Talk Dat Shit (Badazz Music)
Cuban Doll: Savage Life (Savage Music)
Curren$y & Smoke DZA: Prestige Worldwide (Cinematic Music Group)
Czarface: The Odd Czar Against Us (Silver Age)
Danny Brown: uknowhatimsayin¿ (Warp)
Dave East: Survival (Def Jam)
DDG: Valedictorian (Epic)
DJ Shadow: Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
Fabolous: Summertime Shooutout 3 (Def Jam)
Flipp Dinero: Love for Guala (Cinematic Music Group)
Fred The Godson: God Level (TCF Music Group)
Gang Starr: One of The Best Yet   (Gang Starr Ent.)
Hoodrich Pablo Juan: DMV (Alamo)
IAMSU: Boss Up V (Eyes On Me)
Iann Dior: Industry Plant (Ten Thousand Projects)
Jacqueese: King of R&B (Cash Money)
Jose Guapo: Nonchalant (Empire)
Krept & Konan: Revenge Is Sweet (Virgin EMI)
Kur: Spare Me (7947 Records)
Lil B: Loyalty Casket (Basedworld)
LouGotCash: Love Ain’t Real (Gwinin)
Luh Kel: Mixed Emotions (Cinematic Music Group)
MBNel: Born to Win (Empire)
Mozzy & Tsu Surf: Blood Cuzzins (Empire)
Pardison Fontaine: Under8ed (Atlantic)
Reese LaFlare: Final Fantasy (Empire)
Retch: Still Goin’ Up (Fastmoney)
Rexx Life Raj: Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There (Empire)
Rockie Fresh: Destination (Rostrum)
Rod Wave: Ghetto Gospel (Alamo)
Stalley: Reflection of Self: The Head Trip (Nature Sounds)
Styles P: Presence (Empire)
Tasha The Amazon: Black Moon (Hot Steam Ent.)
TeeJay3k: Soul Searchin (FWMB)
The Game: Born 2 Rap (eOne)
Thutmose: Don’t Wake Me (Empire)
Trippie Redd: A Love Letter To You 4 (TenThousand Projects)
YNW Bslime: Baby Goat (YNW)
YNW Melly: Melly vs. Melvin
Young Scooter: Trap Hero (Reckless Republic)

Reggae, International, Latin
Bossacucanova: Bossa Got the Blues (Six Degrees)
Eric Kol: Today (reissue) (BBE)
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 11th Street, Sekondi (Agogo)
Kareyce Fotso & Reiner Witzel: Aneya (Jazzsick)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Session (Night Dreamer)
Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics: The Final Battle (Soulbeats)
Staff Benda Bilili: Effacer Le Tableau (Wagram)
Various: Send I a Lion: A Nighthawk Reggae Joint (Omnivore)
Walter Gavitt Ferguson: King of Calypso Limonense – Legendary Tape Recordings Vol.2 (Bongo Joe)